Weddings & Celebrations: A Bengals & Browns match, hookah tables, and a traditional Sikh ceremony

Friendship + Tradition = Match made at the Savannah Center

Just Married: Ajaydeep & Deepjyot Kaur Sidhu
When: May 25, 2013
Wedding/Reception: Savannah Center, West Chester 

Deepjyot Kaur Singh, daughter of Daljeet and Jagdish Singh of Springfield, was married on Saturday, May 25 to Ajaydeep Sidhu, son of Baljit and Jatinder Sidhu of Chester, Va.

The bride, 25, is a high school English teacher. Her father is a doctor and her mother is a homemaker, volunteer and active community member.

The groom, 26, is a doctor. Both of his parents are doctors as well.

The couple met at a wedding in Cleveland in the summer of 2007.

Their own wedding was a three-day traditional Indian Sikh affair, with the ceremony and reception held at the Savannah Center in West Chester. The room was filled with color and traditional décor, and the bride and groom were overwhelmed by the outpour of love and enthusiasm from their 500 guests. 

The pair says that it is their friendship and ability to grow together, whether near or apart, that makes their love so special. The bride and groom reside in Miami Beach.

Ethnic Fusion and Rainbows in Glendale Village Square

Just Married: Nazar (Nick) & Jennifer Sweis
When:  June 9, 2013
Wedding/Reception: Glendale Village Square, Glendale 
Maid/Matron of Honor: Lindsey Huhn, best friend of the bride
Best Man: Basim Sweis, brother of the groom

Jennifer Sparks, daughter of Gary and Deborah Sparks of Cincinnati, was married on Sunday, June 9 to Nazer (Nick) Sweis, son of Shaker and Ektimal Sweis of Al Fuheis, Jordan.

The bride is a middle school teacher. Her father is a CPA and President/COO at Progress Supply. Her mother is also a CPA and is the owner of Huntington Learning Center in Amelia.

The groom is self employed. His father and mother are both retired.

The couple met in 2009 while the bride was working at a bank. They were friends for years before seeing each other romantically.

Despite rain the evening before making seating for guests impossible, love ruled the event, and sunshine made an appearance as the pair walked down the aisle. The aisle and bridal party adorned bright, yellow flowers. Ralph Hoop, Mayor of Glendale, officiated the ceremony.

As the couple was officially announced as husband and wife at the reception, a rainbow popped through the sky, shining on the couple’s special day. Guests danced to a mixture of American and Arabic music, and hookah tables were placed outside of the tent.The bride and groom were overjoyed to have so many loved ones present for the occasion and say that although the night seemed to fly by, they enjoyed each and every moment of it.

The couple says they are excited to start a family together and plan to stay in the Cincinnati area.

Romance Rewind: Love Touchdown! Bengals vs. Browns

While most of our weddings happened in the last three to four months, we will occasionally take a walk down memory lane for a good love story.

The couple: Kyle & Kristin Decker
When:  May 26, 2012
Wedding/Reception: Hilton Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati
Maid/Matron of Honor: Jessa Matt, college friend & roommate of the bride
Best Man: Michael Decker, brother of the groom

Kristin Riley, daughter of Todd and Beth Riley of Loveland, was married on Saturday, May 26, 2012 to Kyle Decker, son of Mike & Karen Decker of Granville, Oh.

The bride, 26, works as an event planner. The bride’s father is a business owner and her mother is a stay-at-home mom.

The groom, 26, is a CEO of sales. The groom’s father is also in sales and his mother is a nurse.

The pair met in 2007 while attending Miami University. They were introduced at a local bar by the bride’s friend.

Football being a shared love between the couple, (the bride favors the Cincinnati Bengals while the groom cheers for the Cleveland Browns), it was inevitable that football would be the theme of the wedding. The ring bearer’s pillow was replaced with a football.

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The flower girl, traditionally known to quietly place petals on the floor for the bride, instead replaced her petals with a bell and ran down the aisle yelling, “The bride is coming! The bride is coming!” The ceremony was officiated by a long-time family friend of the bride who is also a co-worker of the groom. He entertained guests with a short story about the pair's engagement while confidently stating that a proposal is the only time someone in a Browns jersey would ever “take a knee” on the 50-yard line of Paul Brown Stadium.

The bride and groom entered their reception officially as husband and wife to Miami’s fight song. The pair was met at the bottom of the stairs by the entire bridal party who made an arch for them out of footballs. The guests enjoyed a groom’s cake in the shape of a Miami University “M”, and the bride’s cousin sang a special song for the couple.

When it came time to toss the bouquet, single ladies lined up for a three bouquet toss in lieu of one large one: each bouquet carried a special message inside; such as, “You will soon marry the love of your life."

The lucky bouquets actually led to two of the recipients becoming engaged within two months of the wedding. When it came time for the garter toss, the groom slid onto the dance floor "Risky Business" style, decked out in boxers and knee socks, and tossed a Cincinnati Bengals garter to all the single male guests while rocking out to Bob Seger’s, “Old Time Rock and Roll."

The couple plan to stay in Cincinnati and currently reside in the Montgomery area.

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